Corporate Compliance

Houston occupational therapist gets 15 years for Medicare fraud

Compliance Monitor, August 20, 2008

On August 13, Albert C. Albert was sentenced to 15 years in prison for first-degree felony theft by a governmental contractor for billing Medicare and Medicaid for services he never rendered.
 
The companies Albert operated, Skillcare Rehabilitation Services and Nelbat Rehabilitation Services, received fraudulent Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements totaling more than $170,000. Albert’s companies also billed Medicare and Medicaid almost $55,000 for services dated after the death of 34 patients.
 
Albert was indicted on the charges in October 2007, and he pled guilty in May of this year.
 
To read the DOJ press release click here.

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